Carrier Centers recognizes longtime employee

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BRANTFORD, Ont. — Carrier Centers this week celebrated the 45th anniversary of its longest-serving body shop technician, Doug Kingsbury.

Kingsbury is the first employee to have reached the milestone in company history. He began at Carrier Centers Jan. 21, 1970, at the original location on Gilkinson in Brantford.

“It’s unbelievable, and very humbling to say we’ve had an employee here for 45 years,” said Rob Long, president of Carrier Centers. “He’s a great man, and a great technician, and we are honoured that Doug chose to spend his career with us.”

Kingsbury said when he joined the company 45 years ago, he never imagined staying there for so long.

“I didn’t think of trucks as a career, at first,” said Kingsbury. “But I liked the family environment, the people that I worked with it, and I never had a reason to look for work anywhere else.”

The company celebrated Kingsbury’s anniversary this week, rewarding him with a custom company ring. Carrier Centers celebrates its own 55th anniversary this fall. It currently employs more than 300 people and operates six full-service International dealerships.

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